Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

live to fight another day

live to fight another day
Meaning(s)
1) be ready to continue or try again after a setback or failure
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • it's not the end of the world, I'll live to fight another day
  • Analysis

    The idiom to live to fight another day means to survive a setback or particular difficult experience or ordeal. This is an expression illustrating resilience and is similar in meaning to the expressions get back up again or get back on your horse.

  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The latest sales numbers are bad, but not enough to put us out of business. We'll live to fight another day.
    2. My restaurant was teetering on the brink, but thanks to a recent upturn in business, I'm going to live to fight another day!
    3. I'm disappointed that I didn't get the job but it's not the end of the world. I'll learn from my mistakes in the interview and live to fight another day.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I injured myself while training for the race today, but it wasn't serious so I'll live to fight another day.
    2. She had a few setbacks trying to get into university, she's frustrated but she'll live to fight another day.
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